Kai grew up in a small town in South-West Germany, close to France and Luxembourg. From his early years, finding the right words in the right spot by taking over leadership and responsibility was one of his most distinctive abilities. During his studies at University of Mannheim (October 2020 – ranked #1 school in business and social sciences in Germany, #38 worldwide), Kai worked in some startups around the city of Mannheim and reconciled with the idea of doing something on his own. Naturally, he adopted the notion of the digital world and got into software, sales & scaling business-models.
Kai built up a group of companies called Digital Devotion Group from the high-tech sector, where he mainly worked as Chief Sales Officer and became a partner. Within 4 years, he was able to expand DDG’s business internationally and advised big clients such as BASF, Hilti, the Luxembourg State Tourism Authority, RPR Group or ZDF on digital transformation projects.
Kai left DDG by June 2018 and its subsidiaries to break fresh grounds, taking a time-out, working independently as a consultant in his fields of expertise. His next project was called „Ramenstube“, a Popup Restaurant project.
In June 2019, he worked for the international law firm Osborne Clarke to develop digital transformation strategies, new business models as well as intrapreneurial initiatives.
In September 2021 he joined the operational management of KRF – KinderRechteForum to lead and develop the organisation together with founder Üwen Ergün. He is in charge of the organizations‘ communications & public relations department, as well as business development & strategy.
He also lectures on entre- and intrapreneurship, is a founding member of a startup network and is involved in numerous organizations and networks. At the University of Bayreuth, he has held a teaching position at the Chair of Entrepreneurship & Digital Business Models since 2020.
Kai is also an advisor and/or shareholder, providing support with a focus on sales strategy, business development and digital transformation processes.
He enjoys and find time for his passions around his career such as tennis, theatre, writing and travelling.